Donald Trump stunned the nation when he literally ran the table of “battleground states” and flipped a couple of key “blue” ones to pull off arguably the biggest upset victory in the history of American presidential politics.

 

Donald Trump stunned the nation when he literally ran the table of “battleground states” and flipped a couple of key “blue” ones to pull off arguably the biggest upset victory in the history of American presidential politics.  

Trump becomes the first United States president to have never previously held office or served in the military.

 

When the Associated Press called Pennsylvania in Trump’s favor at about 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday to put the Repub­lican candidate over the 270 electoral vote total, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who had been heavily favored just days ago, called Trump to concede the election.

 

Chippewa County mirrored much of rural America by voting heavily for Trump. Trump received 3,764 votes in Chippewa County, compared to 1,978 for Clinton.

 

Minnesota voters favored Clinton, but by only 1.5 percent.

 

Trump ran the table by winning Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early in the evening before scoring more surprising victories in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan — states that were once considered to be solidly in the Clinton column.

 

For the first time since 1928, Republicans will hold the presidency, Senate and House of Representatives at the same time.

 

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